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Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,112
Posted By Velocipede
Are you leaving the dinged up oil tank on the...

Are you leaving the dinged up oil tank on the bike to preserve the 'Patina' Kev or will the replacement be fitted before you venture over the Channel?:ear

John
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Velocipede
Mmmm,24,995 Pounds for that old BSA,makes my eyes...

Mmmm,24,995 Pounds for that old BSA,makes my eyes water.Just pocket change for some old wealthy collector.When I think back on some of the old classics that I saw thrown on scrap heaps.:cry
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,089
Posted By Velocipede
Give it to me,I will ride the wheels off it.It...

Give it to me,I will ride the wheels off it.It will be many years before it is a museum piece.

John
Forum: Old's Cool 05-20-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7,836
Views: 3,652,903
Posted By Velocipede
Too bad they didn't catch on in North...

Too bad they didn't catch on in North America.They are now quite rare and costly if you can find one.I read years ago that Honda crated up the unsold models and shipped them over to Europe.I would...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-03-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,030
Posted By Velocipede
The first time I was ever pulled over by the...

The first time I was ever pulled over by the speed cops while riding my 53
T100c,his first words to me were "Who the hell do you think you are,Geoff Duke".He was a great man and a supremely gifted...
Forum: Airheads 04-29-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 940
Posted By Velocipede
Might be worth trying some heat from a propane...

Might be worth trying some heat from a propane torch before you start cutting.

John
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 07:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,112
Posted By Velocipede
For crying out loud,its a bitsa,bitsa this and...

For crying out loud,its a bitsa,bitsa this and bitsa that.Its not like he's bobbing a numbers matching Black Shadow.Whatever you do to a Bitsa is legit:wink:.
John
Forum: Old's Cool 04-18-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 618
Posted By Velocipede
Thanks for posting that Rob.I first attended...

Thanks for posting that Rob.I first attended Brough Park in the late forties but don't remember much about it other than the noise.When Racing resumed in the sixties I was a regular there and saw...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,399
Posted By Velocipede
I would feel extremely proud if I had resurrected...

I would feel extremely proud if I had resurrected a pile of parts into a Rudge runner.Nice job Dave's friend.
Forum: Old's Cool 04-17-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,112
Posted By Velocipede
Looks like the original builder grafted a BSA...

Looks like the original builder grafted a BSA primary cover and gear box onto the Triumph motor.From my past dealings with pre unit BSA's and Triumph's I preferred the BSA cover it was easier to keep...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By Velocipede
Absolutely beautiful,the painter did an excellent...

Absolutely beautiful,the painter did an excellent job.The Amaranth Red looks spot on.As for the dual seat,I kind of like the old sprung saddle with the solid back end but you have to keep the girl...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Velocipede
Yes Kevin get stuck into the TriBsa and take lots...

Yes Kevin get stuck into the TriBsa and take lots of photos.Any ideas what you are going to do with it,a full on rebuild or an oily rag job?

John
Forum: Old's Cool 04-09-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,138
Posted By Velocipede
Me thinks that you are correct.Really enjoying...

Me thinks that you are correct.Really enjoying this thread.:clap

John
Forum: Old's Cool 04-05-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,239
Posted By Velocipede
Great pics as ever Kevin.Man I wish I had put my...

Great pics as ever Kevin.Man I wish I had put my money into HRD's and not into disastrous marrriages.I wonder why someone would do such a nice restore job on the BSA 500 SS and then paint it in such...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
Along with many others on ADV I look forward to...

Along with many others on ADV I look forward to seeing it when you are finished.You are much better at finishing projects than I am.:clap

john
Forum: Old's Cool 03-31-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
That would work too.Actually that is what Kevin...

That would work too.Actually that is what Kevin did with his ongoing Norton build.The oil tank he restored for that one was mangled up much worse than the one on the Tribsa.

John
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 312,217
Posted By Velocipede
Wow,such a beautiful motor.Love to see the...

Wow,such a beautiful motor.Love to see the finished product,he does meticulous work.:clap
John
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
Well Kevin the nice thing about starting off with...

Well Kevin the nice thing about starting off with a Bitza is that no one can accuse you of destroying a classic when you finally decide what you want to do with it.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-23-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
You bought that Tribsa?Its all there should be a...

You bought that Tribsa?Its all there should be a not too difficult resto if that is what you have in mind.I wonder what would be the easiest way to get the ding out of the oil tank,maybe compressed...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
[QUOTE=motu;26410460]TR5 - note the ''Bonnie''...

[QUOTE=motu;26410460]TR5 - note the ''Bonnie'' head. Fine fin alloy barrels with the coarser fin 650 style head. Rare bike.

Also the unit 500 twin should have silver barrels I think, at least with...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-22-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
The Commando looks great,wish I still had my 73...

The Commando looks great,wish I still had my 73 Interstate.I'm not too sure about the colour but I could live with it.:1drink

John
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,146
Posted By Velocipede
Love the pre unit silver grey T100.Thanks as...

Love the pre unit silver grey T100.Thanks as usual for the pics Kevin.

John
Forum: Old's Cool 03-21-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 312,217
Posted By Velocipede
That is one sweet looking Thunderbird,I'm...

That is one sweet looking Thunderbird,I'm jealous.Was it the one advertised on the CVMG site.
John
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-17-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 52,891
Posted By Velocipede
Great RR,I just now read it in one sitting.Man I...

Great RR,I just now read it in one sitting.Man I wish it would warm up soon in the frozen north.I need to get out and fall off my bike.:D
Forum: Old's Cool 03-10-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,745
Posted By Velocipede
Man,I just can't understand the mentality of...

Man,I just can't understand the mentality of anyone who would steal this piece of history.The best they can hope for is to part it out.It will be gone forever and for what,a few $$$$$'s so that they...
Forum: Canada 03-08-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,342
Posted By Velocipede
I've been hauling my DR 650 on a PA carrier for...

I've been hauling my DR 650 on a PA carrier for around 5 years mounted on a Dodge Dakota.Took it to southern Cal via some really rough terrain in New Mexico with no problems.

John
Forum: Old's Cool 03-07-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,865
Views: 312,217
Posted By Velocipede
Great picture.:clap

Great picture.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-05-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 14,432
Posted By Velocipede
Good question! John

Good question!
John
Forum: Canada 03-04-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 741
Posted By Velocipede
I broke my ankle in 87 and have had a lot of pain...

I broke my ankle in 87 and have had a lot of pain with it since then.According to the latest X-Rays I have no more cartilage in the joint and the bones are just grinding together and wearing out.I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 88,035
Posted By Velocipede
Totally agree Fundamental,this coming spring all...

Totally agree Fundamental,this coming spring all my projects,runners etc go on sale and I will have this one beautiful bike.Simplify my life and provide the rush this old dude needs once in a...
Forum: Canada 02-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By Velocipede
Its an Ariel.Check out the chrome valance on the...

Its an Ariel.Check out the chrome valance on the gas tank also the head light nacelle,pure Ariel stying.Looks like a single cylinder 350 or 500 ohv.
My first road bike in 1958 was a 1947 Ariel...
Forum: Airheads 02-20-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 667
Posted By Velocipede
There are several tutorials on Youtube on how to...

There are several tutorials on Youtube on how to weld broken ABS fairings and panniers using an electric soldering iron.I have tried it and had great success repairing some damaged BMW bags.Worth a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,922
Posted By Velocipede
Insane,he or she is relying on every other road...

Insane,he or she is relying on every other road user to stay perfectly in their lane.I am not that trusting of cagers.Will be a 300' long red smear some day.:eek1

john
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-15-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 10,542
Posted By Velocipede
[QUOTE=bobw;26163611]Great read and excellent...

[QUOTE=bobw;26163611]Great read and excellent photography, you have a gift for story telling!

Can't argue with that.A very enjoyable account of your ride around Georgia.Reminds me I have to get...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 04:01 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 24,018
Posted By Velocipede
I think it would be fair to say that you are...

I think it would be fair to say that you are possessed of an adventurous spirit.Its amazing the situations a person can get into especially when riding alone.It surprises me how far off the tourist...
Forum: Ride reports 02-13-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 23,745
Posted By Velocipede
Thanks for sharing,I really enjoyed the write up...

Thanks for sharing,I really enjoyed the write up and the many photos.:clap

John
Forum: Old's Cool 02-08-2015, 07:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,348
Posted By Velocipede
Absolutely brilliant Graham,Flossy must be...

Absolutely brilliant Graham,Flossy must be feeling pretty special.I'm really pleased that you are posting on ADVrider now,long may it continue.:clap

John
Forum: Airheads 02-07-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,893
Posted By Velocipede
I found the same pin in the sump of my GSPD about...

I found the same pin in the sump of my GSPD about 40,000 miles ago.I hadn't a clue what it was and I,hanging my head in shame,ignored it.

Have I just been lucky or did BMW put the pin in there...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 625
Posted By Velocipede
What a superb piece of work.I can barely believe...

What a superb piece of work.I can barely believe what I am seeing.:huh

John
Forum: Old's Cool 01-30-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By Velocipede
Thanks for that Cm.I have never ever seen one.My...

Thanks for that Cm.I have never ever seen one.My education is almost complete.The more you learn,the more you realize how little you know.Wish I could take credit for that but I read it somewhere...
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